Racing regulators in New York have slapped a five-year ban on trainer Jerome Palumbo in a case state officials began investigating more than four years ago after one of his horses tested high for TCO2.
Six Standardbred trainers in New York were suspended after horses in their care registered extremely high levels of cobalt, and for three of them, the levels were so high the NYSGC issued 10-year bans per incident.
Regulators have approved a new rule that makes it simpler for the New York State Gaming Commission to impose upon Thoroughbred owners and trainers an insurance program to provide workers' compensation coverage.
A New York Native American tribe has filed a lawsuit to block a recently approved casino that has everyone from upstate casinos to racetracks worried about losing business to the new gambling resort under construction.
A deal has been reached between regulators and New York Thoroughbred industry interests for payments to a fund that provides workers' compensation payments for injured jockeys, apprentice jockeys, and exercise riders.
Officials at Finger Lakes in upstate New York said the facility risks closure as early as 2017 unless the state takes action to protect its finances in the wake of approval Dec. 21 of a full-blown casino about 25 miles away.
The New York State Commission Nov. 23 proposed far-reaching equine drug rules as they slapped trainer Steve Asmussen with a $10,000 fine stemming from a probe into allegations of equine abuse brought against him by PETA.
After considerable delay, New York regulators Nov. 23 are poised to release the much-anticipated results of a probe into allegations by an animal rights group about horses under the care of trainer Steve Asmussen.
New York is beginning a pilot program at Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park to screen Thoroughbreds for cardiac arrhythmias with the use of a small recording device attached to a smartphone or computer.
The New York State Gaming Commission has indefinitely suspended trainer Roy Sedlacek for two positives in October at Belmont Park for AH-7921, a synthetic opioid.
The furosemide industry is a $3 million annual business for Thoroughbred racing in New York state, regulators said Oct. 26, with the average horse given $500 worth of doses in a typical year.
The New York State Gaming Commission Sept. 24 passed several rule amendments related to equine medication, including further restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a total ban on stanozolol.
Use of race-day furosemide will be the topic for a daylong forum put together by the New York State Gaming Commission Aug. 25 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A top Standardbred trainer has been fined and stripped of his license by New York regulators following one of the industry's biggest medication cases.
New York regulators April 27 approved rules to enhance certain kinds of wagering on Thoroughbred races, which promoters believe will boost revenue and field size.
New York regulators March 23 said they want to hold a forum to consider the future use of anti-bleeding medication furosemide in the state.
The owner of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in upstate New York is asking a state judge to halt the awarding of a license for a new commercial casino located just 25 miles away from the 1960s-era racetrack.
New York regulators are still not saying when the findings of an investigation into allegations of horse abuse by trainer Steve Asmussen will be released.
Kentucky horse racing commissioners are expected to listen Jan. 15 to a staff report on an investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen that followed allegations of horse mistreatment from PETA.
Rules were designed to protect the integrity of pari-mutuel wagering and horses' health.
New York regulators are ready to consider final revisions to rules specifying allowable testing threshold levels for two dozen medications used to treat Thoroughbreds in advance of races.
The New York State Gaming Commission has levied suspensions and fines for trainers Doug O'Neill and Bruce Levine after horses in their barns tested positive in post-race tests for prohibited substances.
The New York State Gaming Commission Sept. 4 said it will issue a standard 10-year suspension to anyone who violates the harness racing rule prohibiting the use of substances that abnormally oxygenate a horse's blood.
A revamped racing program and enhancements to the customer experience were among the successes trumpeted by the NYRA board of directors Aug. 6, and in return president Christopher Kay received a bonus and a raise.
At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months.
The New York State Gaming Commission and NYRA announced Sept. 20 enhanced security measures will be in place for horses competing in the September 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
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